• Rawhide - A History of Television's Longest Cattle Drive by David Greenland

    By David Greenland

    Head 'em up, flow 'em out! Saddle up for the 1st full-length account of 1 of the main real and enduring western sequence in tv historical past: Rawhide! together with:
    * Foreword through Charles grey
    * forged biographies
    * creation info
    * Summaries of all 217 episodes with broadcast dates, administrators, writers and visitor stars
    * forty nine pictures
    * Interview with widespread visitor big name Gregory Walcott
    * complete index

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  • Cleveland TV Tales Volume 2: More Stories from the Golden by Mike Olszewski,Janice Olszewski

    By Mike Olszewski,Janice Olszewski

    extra behind-the-screen tales from the golden age of neighborhood tv! Let’s hot up the outdated relatives television set, step during the display, and notice what was once occurring backstage with a few of our favourite Cleveland tv personalities of the Seventies, ’80s, and ’90s. We’ll glance again on the upward push of glamorous information anchors (including multiple leave out the United States contestant) with excellent smiles, perky noses, and very giant hair . . . Late-night horror-movie hosts combating to take over the legacy of the mythical Ghoulardi . . . The unusual, unhappy saga of the previous daylight hours host who shot himself after a strange intercourse scandal . . . A weatherman who used to be a lightning rod for coworkers’ unending useful jokes . . . The investigative journalists whose sting operations stuck wrongdoers with their pants down—sometimes actually! . . . The gutsy reporter who interviewed Danny Greene hours prior to the mobster was once blown up in his automobile . . . The Cleveland mayor who co-hosted a children’s express with a ventriloquist’s dummy . . . and lots of different actual tales.

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  • Of Elephants and Toothaches: Ethics, Politics, and Religion by Eva Badowska,Francesca Parmeggiani

    By Eva Badowska,Francesca Parmeggiani

    This assortment is the 1st to supply a certainly interdisciplinary method of Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Decalogue, a ten-film cycle of contemporary stories that contact at the moral dilemmas of the 10 Commandments. The cycle’s deft dealing with of ethical ambiguity and artistic approach validated Kieślowski as a huge overseas director.

    Kieślowski as soon as stated, “Both the deep believer and the recurring skeptic event toothaches in precisely a similar way.” Of Elephants and Toothaches takes heavily the variety of suggestion, from theological to skeptical, condensed within the cycle’s really human stories. Bringing jointly students of movie, philosophy, literature, and a number of other religions, the quantity levels from person accountability, to faith in modernity, to familial bonds, to human wish and fabric greed. It explores Kieślowski’s cycle because it relentlessly solicits a moral reaction that stimulates either internal disquiet and interpersonal dialogue.

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  • Modernization, Nation-Building, and Television History by Stewart Anderson,Melissa Chakars

    By Stewart Anderson,Melissa Chakars

    This cutting edge assortment investigates the ways that tv courses around the globe have highlighted modernization and inspired nation-building. it truly is an try and catalogue and higher comprehend the contours of this phenomenon, which happened as tv constructed and elevated in several elements of the realm among the Nineteen Fifties and the Nineteen Nineties. From renowned technology and grownup schooling exhibits to information magazines and tv performs, few issues so completely penetrated the small reveal for thus decades as modernization, with tv manufacturers and country experts utilizing tv courses to strengthen modernization efforts. individuals learn the hallmarks of those media efforts: nation-building, consumerism and purchaser tradition, the schooling and integration of electorate, and the glorification of the nation’s technological achievements.

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  • Deconstructing South Park: Critical Examinations of Animated by Brian Cogan

    By Brian Cogan

    Deconstructing South Park: serious Examinations of lively Transgression is an edited assortment by means of Brian Cogan that appears on the lengthy and debatable run of 1 of the main subversive courses on tv. South Park, whereas denounced through many as easily scatological, is admittedly some of the most nuanced and considerate courses on tv. The individuals to South Park show that, throughout the lens of 4 foul-mouthed 9 12 months olds, Trey Parker and Matt Stone have created probably the most astute kinds of social and political remark in tv history.
    Deconstructing South Park, itself the main formidable deconstruction of pop culture to this point, analyzes how South Park is not just leisure, yet a statement on American tradition that tackles arguable matters a long way past the intensity of such a lot tv. in particular, the medium of lively sitcom permits the show's creators to give a contribution to cultural conversations relating to incapacity stories, faith, sexuality, famous person, and extra. If South Park deconstructs American tradition, then Cogan and his individuals deconstruct the deconstructionists and display South Park in all its hilarious and infrequently contradictory complexity.

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  • Gale Gordon by Jim Manago

    By Jim Manago

    Gale Gordon, considered one of America’s favourite actors with various radio, tv, degree, and flicks to his credits, possessed impeccable comedian timing and a distinct voice that made him one of many busiest and best abilities of the 20th century. this present day, we have in mind him most sensible as Osgood Conklin on Our leave out Brooks (1952-1956), the owner Mr. Heckendorn on Make Room for Daddy (1959-1961), Mr. Wilson on Dennis the risk (1962-1963), and as Theodore J. Mooney at the Lucy convey (1962-1968), Harrison Carter on Here’s Lucy (1968-1974), and Curtis McGibbon on existence With Lucy (1986).

    Gale additionally skillfully performed dozens of characters on previous Time Radio, reminiscent of Mayor los angeles minutiae and Foggy Williams on Fibber McGee and Molly, and Rumson Bullard on that show's winning derivative, the nice Gildersleeve. He was once additionally the 1st actor to play the position of Flash Gordon, within the 1935 radio serial, the superb Interplanetary Adventures of Flash Gordon.

    At final, Jim Manago has introduced Gale’s existence and occupation again into the highlight with a handsomely tested biography that includes a whole survey of his credit, emphasizing over two decades of his radio paintings, the place he built his comedic abilities.

    Discover his little-known own existence, together with his tasks because the Honorary Mayor of Borrego Springs, California, and the wasteland ranch the place he lived in tranquility clear of the spotlight.

    Illustrated. that includes transcribed excerpts from Fibber McGee and Molly and the nice Gildersleeve.

    “In personality, Gale Gordon does anything no one else can do. He simply stands there, now not asserting or doing something, and out of the blue he’s the balloon that makes you must succeed in for the pin.”- Bob Sweeney in television Guide

    “. . . Oh sure, certain, I’m a type of spoiled creatures of our smooth mania. I count on convenience, serenity, good looks, privateness, glossy conveniences, and naturally a valid funding. And that’s fairly not easy to accomplish. yet i actually think i've got came upon the reply to all of my wishes, the following during this valley. I first observed it a few thirty years in the past. thought of myself a pioneer. at the present time I one of many lucky ones fortunate adequate to flee the tensions of massive urban existence and dwell in peace and luxury - here.”-Gale Gordon talking on a brand new means of Life

    About the writer: Jim Manago has authored The Thrills passed by: The Kay Aldridge tale (2016), at the back of Sach: The Huntz corridor tale (2015), and Love is the cause of all of it: The Shirley sales space tale (2008) for BearManor Media, and he additionally self-published For invoice, His Pinup woman: The Shirley sales space & invoice Baker tale (2010).

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  • Cycles, Sequels, Spin-offs, Remakes, and Reboots: by Amanda Ann Klein,R. Barton Palmer

    By Amanda Ann Klein,R. Barton Palmer

    With sequels, prequels, remakes, spin-offs, or copies of winning motion pictures or franchises dominating movie and tv construction, it occasionally turns out as though Hollywood is incapable of creating an unique movie or television express. those textual pluralities or multiplicities—while enjoyed by means of enthusiasts who flock to them in droves—tend to be disregarded via critics and students as markers of the dying of excessive tradition. Cycles, Sequels, Spin-offs, Remakes, and Reboots takes the other view, surveying quite a lot of foreign media multiplicities for the 1st time to clarify their value for audiences, business practices, and well known culture.

    The essays during this quantity supply a huge photo of the ways that cinema and tv have used multiplicities to streamline the creation approach, and to capitalize on and make the most viewer curiosity in formerly profitable and/or sensational tale homes. a powerful lineup of proven and rising students speak heavily approximately sorts of multiplicity which are infrequently mentioned as such, together with direct-to-DVD motion pictures made in Nigeria, cross-cultural eastern horror remakes, YouTube fan-generated trailer mash-ups, and Nineteen Seventies animal revenge motion pictures. They convey how contemplating the actual bonds that tie texts to each other permits us to appreciate extra concerning the audiences for those texts and why they crave a model of an identical tale (or personality or topic) again and again. those findings reveal that, faraway from being lowbrow artwork, multiplicities are literally doing vital cultural paintings that's very helpful of significant study.

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  • Analyzing Mad Men: Critical Essays on the Television Series by Scott F. Stoddart

    By Scott F. Stoddart

    AMC’s episodic drama Mad Men has develop into a cultural phenomenon, detailing America’s preoccupation with commercialism and photo within the Camelot of Nineteen Sixties Kennedy-era the USA, whereas self-consciously exploring present preoccupations. The 12 severe essays during this assortment provide a large, interdisciplinary method of this hugely suitable tv convey, reading Mad Men as a cultural barometer for modern issues with consumerism, capitalism and sexism. issues contain New Historicist parallels among the Sixties and the current day, psychoanalytical techniques to the convey, the self as commodity, and the “Age of Camelot” as an “Age of Anxiety,” between others. an in depth solid record and episode consultant are included.
    teachers contemplating this publication to be used in a direction may well request an exam reproduction here.

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  • Directors Tell the Story: Master the Craft of Television and by Bethany Rooney,Mary Lou Belli

    By Bethany Rooney,Mary Lou Belli

    Move over, videos: the most up to date storytelling this day is on tv, the place the multi-episodic layout is used for wealthy personality improvement and leading edge tale arcs. Directors inform the tale, moment Edition?offers infrequent perception and recommendation instantly from A-list tv administrators whose credit include?NCIS,?NCIS New Orleans, Nashville, Criminal Minds and lots of extra.

    Here, in a single quantity, examine every thing you must be aware of to turn into an exceptional director, no longer basically a superb one. overlaying every little thing via prep, shoot, and put up, the authors provide functional guideline on find out how to craft an artistic imaginative and prescient, translate a script right into a visible tale, determine and retain the feel and appear of a tv convey or movie, lead the solid and workforce, maintain a fancy operation working on time and on funds, and successfully oversee enhancing and post-production. Directors inform the tale provides behind-the-scenes entry to the secrets and techniques of winning administrators, in addition to routines that use unique scripted material.

    This newly up to date variation features:

    • All-new "From the specialists" sections with insider information recognized merely to operating professionals

    • Profiles of most sensible movie and television luminaries with recommendation and tips

    • Additional „How I obtained My First task" tales from administrators at present within the trenches

    • Useful guideline that can assist you positioned directing strategies into practice

    • A spouse site that includes directing tutorials and video interviews with the authors

    Bethany Rooney has directed over 2 hundred episodes of prime-time community indicates, including NCIS, The Originals, Nashville, NCIS New Orleans, and legal Minds. She teaches the Warner Brothers Directing Workshop and serves on various committees on the administrators Guild of America.

    Mary Lou Belli is a two-time Emmy Award profitable manufacturer, author, and director in addition to the writer of 2 books. She directed NCIS New Orleans, Monk, Hart of Dixie, the sport, Girlfriends, and The Wizards of Waverly position. She teaches directing at USC’s tuition of Cinematic Arts.

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